The next phase in the murder trial involving a Columbus man who killed two people resumed Monday. Accused murderer Brandon Conner attended a death penalty hearing in connection with his alleged murder of girlfriend Rosella Mitchell and their six-month-old son Dylan back in August 2014.
Mitchell and Dylan’s deaths were ruled homicides after their bodies were found burned in a fire at a home on Winifred Lane. Prosecutors believe that Conner set the fire to cover up the homicides.
The defense requested 30 days for a status conference during Conner’s not-guilty plea deal. The conference has been scheduled for Friday, August 7 at 1:30 p.m. Conner faces two counts of malice murder, two felonious counts of murder, aggravated battery, first degree arson and possessing a knife while committing a felony. A judge set bond for Conner at $525,000 last December, before a grand jury indicted Conner in April.